The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is launching a public campaign, to demand that the provincial government honour a 2013 Statutory Review recommendation, to increase the workers’ compensation income replacement rate for injured workers by 5%. You can download the media release here. Click here to view our dedicated campaign page.
C-27 was introduced without notice or consultation with Canadians, pensioners, or unions and proposes measures that directly contradict election promises to improve retirement security for Canadians. If enacted, it will have negative implications for private and public sector DB plans in every jurisdiction in Canada. You can read NLFL president Mary Shortall’s letter to the Prime [...]
We Are NL’ is a campaign launched by Common Front NL, a broad based coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlander’s and Labradorians. Together we represent the majority in our province who believe that despite the current fiscal situation, we can and we must have an economy that works for [...]
Share the Wealth is an initiative of the NLFL which is aimed at engaging members of organized labour and civil society on public policy issues of importance to the workers, their families and communities. Through this initiative the NLFL has produced research, held workshops and discussion forums throughout the province and have increased the level [...]
Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Exploring Opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador While the world’s economies are facing recession (with natural resource and manufacturing sectors among the hardest hit), leaders in all sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador are seeking solutions for a sustainable recovery that will provide long-term benefits for the people of our province. The emergence [...]
The issue of labour rights and the rights of working people are fundamental rights that are critical to advancing democracy and social and economic well being in any society. According to research by the National Union of Provincial Government Employees (NUPGE), over 97% of the 180 labour laws passed in Canada in the last [...]